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San Francisco-based artist Namor released his first album, Mile High Club, on February 24th. With influences including Giorgio Moroder, Mike Dean, and Daft Punk, Namor has developed a versatile, Pop/R&B style of alternative production with electronic elements, gathering various vocalists to collaborate and shine on the silky-smooth tracks. This first album has a little bit of everything for everyone, as some songs follow the classic “four-on-the-floor” drum patterns and others dip into smooth hyperpop breakbeats.
Review by David Kim, Photos by Olivia Tai.
I had dreamed of going to Edwardian Ball for years. Yearned for the golden ball gowns and the little toupées. For months before the ball this year, I read Brokeassstuart’s updates of the corset making class in preparation, interviews with performers and conversations with the artists who were going.
The ball was the talk of the town — two evenings of magic using the Regency Ballroom as it was originally intended, a conglomeration of all of the Hoop dresses and Cinderella wigs in a 50 mile radius.
On Wednesday, April 12th at 2 PM Just Like Other Girls speaks with London-based musician Will Joseph Cook. In the interview, which was conducted ahead of Cook’s performance at the Rickshaw Stop on Friday, April 21st, Cook discusses his creative process, how TIkTok has changed the music industry and more, and more.
Did you know that KALX receives only a portion of its annual operating budget from the University of California, Berkeley? The rest of the budget, and that includes any hoped-for equipment upgrades, comes from you, our listeners. Projects we are working on right now that depend on listener support include the design of a new KALX website, replacing our obsolete and malfunctioning News Studio mixing board, and purchasing a new back-up transmitter to replace our old, tube-based transmitter from the 1970s. And that’s on top of our regular operating expenses.
Tune in on Monday April 10th at 11:59 pm when the KALX DJ The Berkestir will feature music that his special guest Arabrab collected in the early 80's while serving in the Peace Corps in Tunisia.
Tune in to The Graduates next Tuesday for an immersive interview with Flavio Santini from the Department of Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology at UC Berkeley. Flavio is a PhD Student with a fascinating background in epigraphy - also known as reading ancient archeological inscriptions! He will be talking about his current work trying to uncover how ancient Hellenistic cities financed themselves through surprisingly familiar borrowing methods. Be sure to tune in!
On Friday, April 7th @ 10:30 AM, Jon The Reptilian welcomes back singer/guitarist, Harrison Stafford, from the Northern California reggae-jazz fusion group, Groundation. Tune in to hear Stafford play a handful of live acoustic songs, discuss reggae history, and share details about his band's upcoming show at The Chapel in SF on Wednesday, April 12th that will c